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Seeing is believing? Amid fears of fraud, US colleges now vet applicants from China by video interview

Jan 29, 2016

Seeing is believing? Amid fears of fraud, US colleges now vet applicants from China by video interview

American colleges sorting through a record number of applications from China are increasingly turning to video interviewing services to assess students' language skills, get a feel for their personality — and weed out fraudsters. #China #US #NewsTracker #Fraud #California #Plagiarism #University of Massachusetts #Georgia Tech #video interviewing service #SAT Exams #InitialView #Wellesley College #Illuminate Consulting Group #University of Oregon
Jury finds Massachusetts teen guilty in teacher's 2013 murder | Reuters

Dec 16, 2015

Jury finds Massachusetts teen guilty in teacher's 2013 murder | Reuters

LOWELL, Mass. A Massachusetts jury on Tuesday found a teenager guilty of raping and murdering a math teacher at his suburban high school in 2013, rejecting an insanity defence. In finding 16-year-old Philip Chism guilty after about nine hours of deliberations, the jury rejected the defence's argument that he was suffering from a psychotic episode at the time of the 2013 attack and therefore not criminally responsible for his actions #Politics #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #author #Massachusetts
Harvard University searching buildings after bomb threat | Reuters

Nov 17, 2015

Harvard University searching buildings after bomb threat | Reuters

BOSTON Harvard University said on Monday it had evacuated four buildings on its campus outside Boston after receiving an "unconfirmed" bomb threat and that the search would likely take several hours. #Business #Environment #Middle East #markets #Foreign policy #Massachusetts
Massachusetts man suspected of plotting Boston Marathon-style attack arrested | Reuters

Jul 14, 2015

Massachusetts man suspected of plotting Boston Marathon-style attack arrested | Reuters

BOSTON Authorities said on Monday they had arrested the son of a Boston police captain who was building bombs in his apartment and planned to attack a crowded university campus cafeteria on behalf of the Islamic State militant group. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, was arrested on July 4 for the unlawful receipt of multiple guns, the U.S. #Technology #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Massachusetts
U.N. rights experts urge U.S. moratorium on death penalty | Reuters

Jun 27, 2015

U.N. rights experts urge U.S. moratorium on death penalty | Reuters

GENEVA United Nations human rights experts appealed to the United States on Friday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty for federal crimes, including the sentence imposed on the Boston Marathon bomber, with a view to abolishing the practice. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was moved on Thursday to a U.S. penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, home to the so-called "Supermax" unit that houses high-risk prisoners #United States #Technology #markets #Crime #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Massachusetts
Victims' families confront Boston bomber at sentencing | Reuters

Jun 24, 2015

Victims' families confront Boston bomber at sentencing | Reuters

BOSTON Parents of the dead and some of the scores wounded in the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon defiantly confronted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, calling him "cowardly" at a hearing where he was to be formally sentenced to death. The same federal jury that earlier this year found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing four people and injuring 264 in the bombing and its aftermath voted in May to sentence him to death by lethal injection. U.S. #United States #Technology #Crime #Entertainment #Massachusetts #opinion
Boston bomber to face victims when death sentence handed down in June | Reuters

May 28, 2015

Boston bomber to face victims when death sentence handed down in June | Reuters

REUTERS - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev late next month will confront people who lost limbs and loved ones in the deadly 2013 attack when he is scheduled to be formally sentenced to death for his crimes, a judge said on Thursday. The same federal jury that found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept #Sports #France #Middle East #Health #Africa #Latin America #Mexico #Massachusetts
John Nash, mathematician who inspired A Beautiful Mind, killed in car crash | Reuters

May 25, 2015

John Nash, mathematician who inspired A Beautiful Mind, killed in car crash | Reuters

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. #facebook #United States #Technology #markets #Argentina #Copyright #Latin America #driver #Massachusetts #Beautiful